Definition of relight in English:



[with object]
  • Light (something) again.

    ‘he reached for the matches to relight his pipe’
    • ‘It wasn't so long ago that the lanterns on buoys were powered by acetylene gas, requiring more frequent visits to replace the gas, and to relight pilot lights which could be blown out.’
    • ‘And, with ceremonial solemnity, he showed me how to relight the pilot on the furnace.’
    • ‘The sun shined onto the earth, relighting it with gaiety and radiance.’
    • ‘But a second call was made by neighbours just before midnight saying that a man was putting more wood on the fire and attempting to relight it.’
    • ‘Instead of relighting it, however, Jack held it up to his face and stared at it contemplatively, as if it held some great secret.’
    • ‘Fortunately, Lawrence remembered where the light switches were so the place was relit with illumination.’
    • ‘Torches were then lighted from the bonfire and carried to each home to relight the hearth fire.’
    • ‘Hawthorne took my cigarette out of my hand, relit it, and handed it back to me.’
    • ‘Dylan relit his third cigarette that night, as Allison cracked her knuckles before strolling behind Phillips.’
    • ‘Becky used her magic to create a spark of light that relit the torches.’
    • ‘After leaving the salon, he leaned against the rail and relit his cigar.’
    • ‘When you relight the burner at a later date, re-expansion of the fixture could cause leaking at the fittings, and replacement of the unit might then be necessary.’
    • ‘Then he relighted the fire and made the soup, hoping every moment to see the old man come in.’
    • ‘There he relights the cigarettes and turns over to us to ask, in English, if we mind if he smokes.’
    • ‘Once this is accomplished you can ask the utility company to inspect the gas system and relight the pilot lights for any remaining gas appliances.’
    • ‘I didn't know if it was in reply to his smoking or the candle being relit.’
    • ‘Then we went and relit the barbecue and they made me cook burgers.’
    • ‘Thoroughly rinse any cleaner from the glass before relighting the unit.’
    • ‘When she finally heaved herself up through the trap door onto the floor of the attic Chandra breathed a sigh of relief and relit the candle.’
    • ‘The instructor pulled out a spark-striker that looked like any propane igniter, leapt up on the edge of the basket and relit the flame.’